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United Nation declares 2017 as the International Year of sustainable Tourism for Development

TNPSC Current Affairs January 6 2016


The United Nations 70th General Assembly has declared 2017 as the International year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

The International Year is to support a change in policies, business practices and consumer behaviour towards a more sustainable tourism sector that contribute sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)

This is opportunity to raise awareness on the contribution of the tourism sector in development among public and private sector to work together in making tourism for positive change.

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai,said that 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development represents a unique opportunity to increase the contribution of tourism to the three pillars of sustainability, economic, social and environmental, all in drawing attention to the true dimensions of a sector that is often undervalued

About UNWTO:


Unites Nations World Tourism Organisation is the united nation agency headquarters in Madrid, Spain. It is headed by Taleb Rifai & AB. UNWTO is responsible for promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. 

UNWTO includes 157 countries and 6 territories , 500 private sector, tourism association, educational institution and local tourism authorities

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